Other meaning

ŭthər
Frequency:
Of a different character or quality.
adjective
5
3
Of a different time or era either future or past.

Other centuries; other generations.

adjective
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4
Additional; extra.

I have no other shoes.

adjective
4
3
Different from that or those implied or specified.

Any other person would tell the truth.

adjective
2
1
A different or an additional person or thing.

We'll get someone or other to replace him.

pronoun
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1
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People aside from oneself.
pronoun
2
1
Opposite or contrary; reverse.

The other side.

adjective
1
1
Alternate; second.

Every other day.

adjective
1
1
Of the recent past.

Just the other day.

adjective
1
1
Former.

The customs of other times.

adjective
1
1
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The other one.

Each loved the other.

pronoun
1
1
Another or some other person or thing.

To do as others do.

pronoun
1
1
The definition of other is the remaining or different one.

An example of other is someone choosing between two people in a line-up and saying it wasn't the man they're pointing at but the man standing next to him, the other man.

adjective
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0
See other (determiner) below.
adjective
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0

I get paid every other week.

adjective
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0
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adjective
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adjective
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An other one, more often rendered as another.

I'm afraid little Robbie does not always play well with others.

noun
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The other one; the second of two.

One boat is not better than the other.

noun
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Not the one or ones previously referred to.

Other people would do it differently.

determiner
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Apart from; in the phrase "other than".

Other than that, I'm fine.

adverb
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To make into an other.
verb
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verb
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(ethnicity or race) To label as "other".
verb
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(obsolete) Or.
conjunction
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In another way; otherwise; differently.

The car performed other than perfectly.

adverb
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1
Being the remaining one or ones of two or more.

Bill and the other boys.

adjective
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1
Different or distinct from that or those referred to or implied.

Use your other foot, not Jane but some other girl.

adjective
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1
Different in nature or kind.

It is other than you think.

adjective
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1
Further or additional.

To have no other coat.

adjective
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1
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The opposite.

Hate is the other of love.

noun
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1
Otherwise; differently.

He can't do other than go.

adverb
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1
of all others
  • above all others
idiom
0
1
the Other
  • a person, group, or entity perceived as being the opposite of or alien to oneself or one's group
idiom
0
1
the other day (or night, afternoon, etc.)
  • on a recent day (or night, afternoon, etc.)
idiom
0
1
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somehow or other
  • some unspecified or unknown way (or place, time, thing, etc.)
    somehow or other, we'll raise the money.
idiom
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1

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

of all others
the Other
the other day (<i>or</i> night, afternoon, <i>etc.</i>)
somehow or other

Origin of other

  • Middle English from Old English ōther al-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English other, from Old English ōþer (“other, second"), from Proto-Germanic *anþeraz (“other, second"), from Proto-Indo-European *ánteros (“other"). Cognate with Scots uther, ither (“other"), Old Frisian ōther, ("other"; > North Frisian üđer, ööder, ouder), Old Saxon ōthar (“other"), Old High German ander (“other"), Old Norse annarr, øðr-, aðr- (“other, second"), Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌸𐌰𐍂 (anþar, “other"), Old Prussian anters, antars (“other, second"), Lithuanian antroks (“other", pronoun), Latvian otrs, otrais (“second"), Russian второй (vtoroy, “second"), Albanian ndërroj (“to change, switch, alternate"), Sanskrit अन्तर (ántara, “different"), Sanskrit अन्य (anyá, “other, different").

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably Old English oþþe.

    From Wiktionary